Recent Graduates | Family Medicine Residency Program | MedStar Health

2021

James Conti

James Conti, MD

Hometown: Old Tappan, NJ
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
Med school: Temple University School of Medicine
Favorite candy: Kit-Kat
Favorite hobby: Soccer
Favorite music: Indie-rock/folk
Favorite movie: Children of Men, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Favorite thing about DC: So many restaurants, museums, and parks to explore!
Favorite thing about our program: The commitment to working with underserved populations.

Ayanna Gouch

Ayanna Gouch, MD

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Undergrad: University of Michigan
Med school: Temple University School of Medicine
Grad School: Masters in Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy
Favorite candy: Ferrero Rocher
Favorite hobby: Hiking and biking
Favorite music: Erykah Badu
Favorite movie: Inception
Favorite thing about DC: Great parks!
Favorite thing about our program: I love the emphasis on community health and resident wellness in addition to the diverse faculty, staff, and patient population.

Trent Hope

Trent Hope, MD

Hometown: Temecula, CA
Undergrad: Brigham Young University
Med school: George Washington University
Favorite candy: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Favorite hobby: Playing tennis
Favorite music: 90’s Rock (Weezer)
Favorite movie: Cinderella Man
Favorite thing about DC: Biking the monuments
Favorite thing about our program: How nice and approachable the attendings and staff are.

James Liseli

Liseli James, MD

Hometown: Trinidad and Tobago
Undergrad: Howard University
Med school: Howard University
Favorite candy: Haribo Gummy Bears
Favorite hobby: Binge watching TV, brunch, reading new books, writing, hiking, and amusement parks
Favorite music: Beyonce, Hip Hop, RnB, Pop
Favorite movie: Anything end of the world or zombie or sci-fi
Favorite thing about DC: Brunch, diversity of young professionals
Favorite thing about our program: Camaraderie among the residents, focus on community health, and the tracks

Deepika Kunnath

Deepika Kunnath, DO

Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Undergrad: Virginia Tech (Let’s Go Hokies!)
Med school: Edward Via (VCOM)
Favorite candy: Reese’s, dark chocolate with caramel
Favorite hobby: Cooking and eating
Favorite music: RnB and Pop
Favorite movie: Coco
Favorite thing about DC: So much culture and diversity, fun to explore, great food
Favorite thing about our program: Strong commitment to service, underserved care and learning!

Allison Latimore

Allison Latimore, MD

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Undergrad: Howard University
Grad School: Master of Science from Meharry Medical College
Med school: Meharry Medical College
Favorite candy: Snickers, Reese’s
Favorite hobby: Shopping
Favorite music: R&B
Favorite movie: Mulan
Favorite thing about DC: Cherry Blossom season
Favorite thing about our program: The opportunity to learn from a group of diverse individuals with all kinds of interests.

Selamawi Mesfin

Selamawi Mesfin, MD

Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Undergrad: James Madison University
Med school: Virginia Commonwealth University
Favorite candy: Toblerone
Favorite hobby: Visiting historic sites, spending time with family and friends
Favorite music: Reggae, R&B
Favorite movie: Inglorious Basterds
Favorite thing about DC: Variety of things to do including museums, foods, concerts, waterbodies…
Favorite thing about our program: The collegiality between attendings and residents and the extent of their willingness to help us grow is fabulous!

2020

Monica Ajinkya

Monica Ajinkya, MD

Hometown: Oakton, VA
Undergrad: Swarthmore College
Med school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Favorite candy: Twix
Favorite hobby: Cooking
Favorite music: Anything I can dance to!
Favorite movie: The Birdcage
Favorite thing about DC: Too many to choose from – history, Smithsonian and other free museums, food scene, brunch, diversity, farmer’s markets, walkability, the different vibes of each neighborhood
Favorite thing about our program: How warm and inviting everyone is and the program’s commitment to the urban underserved.

Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom, MD

Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Undergrad: University of Maryland
Med school: University of Maryland
Favorite candy: Black licorice
Favorite hobby: Captioning Instagram photos
Favorite music: Rihanna and LCD Soundsystem
Favorite movie: Moonstruck
Favorite thing about DC: Taking the Capital Bikeshare to free museums
Favorite thing about our program: Working and learning from people passionate about community health

Suzi Chung

Suzi Chung, MD

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Undergrad: UVA
Med school: Georgetown
Favorite candy: Gummies
Favorite hobby: Traveling
Favorite music: Bruno Mars
Favorite movie: Up
Favorite thing about DC: Food!
Favorite thing about our program: The people!

Ginger Cupit

Ginger Cupit, DO

Hometown: Capitan, NM (home of Smokey Bear)
Undergrad: Northern Arizona University
Med school: Western University of Health Sciences COMP
Favorite candy: Dark chocolate with sea salt
Favorite hobby: Anything with a board under my feet or an epic science fiction book in my hands
Favorite music: Alt-J, Mumford and Sons, Lord Huron
Favorite movie: Any movie by Christopher Nolan
Favorite thing about DC: The staring at Abraham Lincoln’s face, people watching at the mall, biking by the pier
Favorite thing about our program: The wonderful staff, residents, and attendings

Karishma Dara

Karishma Dara, MD

Hometown: Bellaire, TX
Undergrad: University of Rochester
Med school: University of Rochester
Favorite candy: Anything with chocolate and sea salt
Favorite hobby: Making Traffic Jams TM
Favorite music: Always down for a good throwback
Favorite movie: Baby’s Day Out
Favorite thing about DC: Easy access to adventures and random events
Favorite thing about our program: Finding a new person I want to be when I grow up on the reg

Sarah Gruber

Sarah Gruber, DO

Hometown: Jenkintown, PA
Undergrad: Mount Holyoke College
Grad School: MSPH Environmental Health
Med school: Edward Via (VCOM)
Favorite candy: Sour Patch Kids
Favorite hobby: Cooking and Baking
Favorite music: None
Favorite movie: None
Favorite thing about DC: Food!
Favorite thing about our program: Commitment to underserved care

2019

Casandra Batichon

Cassandra Batichon, MD

Hometown: Queens, NY
College: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: The Commonwealth Medical College
Hobby: Running, building things

Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan, MD

Hometown: Voorhees, NJ
College: Georgetown University
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine
Hobby: Running

Joanna Choi

Joanna Choi, MD

Hometown: Toronto, ON
College: University of Toronto
Medical School: Wayne State University
Hobby: Food, Music

James Gray

James Gray, MD

Hometown: Jackson, MS
College: University of Mississippi
Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Hobby: Traveling

Emmanuelle Noar

Emmanuelle Noar, MD

Hometown: Owings Mills, MD
College: Duke
Medical School: Tulane
Hobby: Gardening

Matthew Pazderka

Matthew Pazderka, MD

Hometown: Omaha, NE
College: University of St. Thomas
Medical School: University of Nebraska
Hobby: Spending time with my family

Elizabeth Suh

Elizabeth Suh, MD

Hometown: Hagerstown, MD
College: University of Maryland
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Hobby: Swimming

2018

Simone Ellis

Simone Ellis, MD

Hometown: Bridgeport, Connecticut
College: Yale University
Medical School: Boston University
Hobby: Bike Riding

Aida Girma

Aida Girma, MD

Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
College: University of Michigan
Medical School: Wayne State University
Hobby: Traveling and Spending Time Outdoors

Brian Kroener

Brian Kroener, MD

Hometown: Morgantown, PA
College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Hobby: Gardening, Photography, Travel, Spending time with my wife and cat.

Emliy Platz

Emily Platz, MD

Hometown: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hobby: Cooking, baking, playing outside

Mia Riley, MD, MS

Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland
College: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Medical School: Howard University
Hobby: Shopping

Kevin Stephens

Kevin Stephens, MD

Hometown: New Orlean, LA
College: Yale College
Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Hobby: Video Games

Jennifer Yee

Jennifer Yee, MD

Hometown: Scarsdale, New York
College: University of Southern, California
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Hobby: Being outside

2017

Isha Choudhary

Isha Choudhary, MD

Hometown: Salisbury, MD
College: Salisbury University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Global health, preventive medicine, women’s health, community medicine
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: As a graduate from Georgetown University School of Medicine, I felt right at home during my 4th year internship at the program. All of the residents seemed so content here and were so efficient and confident in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. I was especially impressed by how involved and committed the faculty were to the program. The largely underserved patient population that Ft. Lincoln and Providence Hospital serve also drew me to the program. Overall, Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine had the happy residents, strong faculty, organized curriculum, and the location that I wanted!
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, movies, spending time with family

Juliana Llano

Juliana Llano, MD

Chief Resident

Hometown: Medellin, Colombia
College: University of Central Florida
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Underserved populations, migrant health, International medicine, Community Health Centers
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: While rotating through the FM program, I fell in love with the diversity of the patient population. The residents, faculty and staff, were welcoming and fun to work with. I wanted to be part of a program committed to working with the urban underserved, with International health opportunities, and I found the perfect combination at Georgetown Providence Family Medicine.
Hobbies: Salsa dancing, kayaking, hiking with my husband and my dog Nala, traveling, eating ice cream, paint-nite, soccer, spending time with my family

William Narracci

William Narracci, DO

Hometown: Parker, CO
College: University of Colorado, Boulder
Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Adolescent medicine, LGBT health care
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: I loved my rotation with the program as a fourth-year medical student. The residents were stellar and I wanted the opportunity to work primarily with medically underserved patients while being supported and challenged by a strong academic community. Also, my partner’s job is in DC, so the location was ideal. It was simply the right fit!
Hobbies: Running, snowboarding (back in Colorado), eating and cooking delicious food, dancing, painting/drawing, quoting 30 Rock.

Christina Noguera

Christina Huntley Noguera, MD

Hometown: Dublin and Woodstock, GA
College: Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah, GA
Interests within Family Medicine: Obstetrics, Women’s Health, Global/International Health, Palliative Care, Pediatrics, and academic medicine.
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: The program had everything available I was looking for in a place to call home— a strong Obstetrics/Women’s Health experience, a large Latino community that I wanted to become involved with, a solid program, and a strong reputation for helping the underserved in a large city with endless possibilities. Also, my personality fit in well with the residents and faculty, and I could tell that it would be a supportive place to work.
Hobbies: Latin Dancing, traveling, exploring new cultures, singing, going to the beach, eating empanadas, watching movies, theater, and spending time with my family, friends, dog, Messi, and cat, Tio.

Sadhana Rajamoorthi

Sadhana Rajamoorthi, MD, Chief Resident

Hometown: Yardley, PA
College: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Global health, Health policy
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: The core strength of this program is the family: a group of down-to-earth and enthusiastic people dedicated to contributing and teaching. It is exciting to learn and grow alongside talented physicians in an environment that provides opportunities in underserved care, community medicine, global health, and health policy. Of course, being in DC is an added bonus for both professional and personal experiences!
Hobbies: Adventuring through DC and going to the beach with my husband and our pup, lounging around and listening to music, dancing

Adam Visconti

Adam Visconti, MD

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
College: University of Chicago
Public Health School: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Interests within Family Medicine: Urban and suburban underserved, health policy, substance abuse, homelessness.
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: The opportunity to practice comprehensive primary care focusing on the urban and suburban underserved alongside singularly impassioned and engaged faculty and co-residents. A residency program that both realistically understands and teaches in-the-trenches primary care and upstream interventions. The incredibly diverse community in Washington, DC and the surrounding area.
Hobbies: Attempting to grasp modern literature. Hiking with my partner Kelly and our two Taiwanese street dogs Andes and Wicklow. Commuting and exploring the DC area on bike. When the season permits — baseball, when it doesn’t — pub trivia.

2016

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Tracy Cassagnol, MD

Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida
College: University of Florida (Go GATORS!)
Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Women’s Health, Adolescent Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Health
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: I was impressed by the diverse professional interests our faculty have. When I came for my interview, I was pleased to find that the residents were down-to-earth, competent, and fun. It felt like a perfect fit!
Hobbies: Eating dessert, Cooking, Krav Maga, Salsa Dancing, talking on the phone to my friends and family

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Rebecca Divers, MD

Hometown: Aberdeen, Scotland, but I have lived in Houston, TX for most of my life
College: Rice University
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Women’s health, underserved care, primary care innovations, community medicine, medical education
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: The residents are all really happy and passionate about caring for the underserved, the faculty are amazing and so supportive, there are so many opportunities at Georgetown and in DC, and I just got that “gut feeling” on interview day that I belonged here!
Hobbies: Playing with my dog, trying new restaurants and happy hours, traveling

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Andrew Eastman, MD

Hometown: Kensington, MD
College: Columbia University
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Interests within Family Medicine: Global Health, Preventative Medicine, Urban Underserved, Medical Education
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: I chose the program because it has all the aspects I wanted: great balance between academic and community medicine, opportunities to work in global health, and a commitment to the underserved.
Hobbies: Skiing, Football, Cooking, Skiing, Traveling

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Stefanie Kreamer, MD

Hometown: San Diego, CA
College: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Adolescents, preventative medicine, group visits, community health centers
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: This program had the combination of being based at a community-based hospital, well connected to community clinics in the city, and with the academic resources of a university medical system. It offers the chance to continue to use my medical Spanish, and to care for an under-resourced patient population.
Hobbies: Running, hiking, gardening, teaching, playing with kids in the park

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Jennifer Lewis, MD

Hometown: Varden, PA
College: The University of Scranton
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Interests within Family Medicine: Geriatrics, OB
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: Exceptional faculty and peers, and the unique experience of training at a community hospital with the resources of a University program at your fingertips!
Hobbies: Running, skiing, gardening, creative writing

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Troy Russell, MD

Hometown: Medford, Oregon
College: Brigham Young University
Medical School: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Masters in Public Health: The University of Texas School of Public Health
Interests within Family Medicine: Health policy, expanding its role in public health, primary care comparative analysis research, treating urban underserved communities
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: When I was deciding on residency programs, I looked for some specific things. The program provides great medical training along with strong faculty and residents in a truly underserved community. Faculty members genuinely care about our goals and want to see us succeed wherever we want to end up. Between the program’s atmosphere and my interests in Family Medicine, it is easy to see why Georgetown was such a great fit. I mean really, what better place to blend my interests in public health, research, and health policy than in our Nation’s Capital? Georgetown’s fellowship programs and strong relationship with the Robert Graham Center create unique opportunities for us to strengthen our academic experience for leadership positions after residency graduation.
Hobbies: exercise, learn health policy, videography, explore DC restaurant scene, making pupusas and baleadas, camping and hiking

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Opal Williams, MD

Hometown: Bowie, MD
College: Johns Hopkins
Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Procedures, Adolescent Medicine, Sports Medicine
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: “There’s no place like home!” Growing up, my “family hospital” was Providence Hospital and the Georgetown Hoyas were my favorite basketball team. What more could I ask for?! All kidding aside, this residency has great faculty and staff, a community focus, and opportunities to pursue any facet of family medicine.
Hobbies: Golf, home improvement

2015

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Folasade Adeyi, MD

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
College: University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: International Health, Full spectrum Family Medicine, Underserved Community based care, Public Health research and Practice Management.
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: I chose this program because of its strong reputation (inpatient, outpatient, and OB experiences are all solid), the great camaraderie between the residents and faculty, the program’s commitment to working with the urban underserved, the International health opportunities, and the great location in Washington D.C.!
Hobbies: Travelling, Watching silly reality shows, Crocheting, Shopping

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Megan Barber, MD

Hometown: San Diego, California
College: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: Care of the urban-underserved, international health, OB
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: I just can’t get enough of Georgetown! And, luckily enough, this is a great program that met all of the requirements I was looking for in a program-care for the urban-underserved, a solid OB component, and opportunities for international health experience. After being a medical student at Georgetown and rotating through the FM program, I knew that the faculty would be great mentors to help make me the best family physician I can be.
Hobbies: Yoga, baking cupcakes, making anything inspired by Pinterest, snuggling with my cats.

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Corey Carson, MD

Hometown: Rochester, NY
College: Syracuse University, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Interests within Family Medicine: Sports Medicine
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: DC is an awesome place to live! The curriculum is flexible enough for you to develop your specific interests, learn whatever procedures/treatments you’re interested in doing after residency, and build a resume while in training. The faculty members are excellent, infinitely patient teachers.
Hobbies: Music, horror movies, traveling, golf, ‘Cuse basketball, lifting & running

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Angela Kuznia, MD

Hometown: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
College: University of Michigan
MPH: University of Michigan
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: underserved medicine, patient advocacy, health policy, local public health
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: I came to Georgetown/Providence because of its reputation for strong clinical training in full-spectrum urban-underserved Family Medicine, as well as its unique position in Washington, DC, with lots of opportunities for electives and mentorship from national leaders in Family Medicine and Public Health.
Hobbies: Exploring DC and the East coast, cooking, reality TV

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Phillip Nguyen, MD

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
College: Harvard University
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: global health, health capacity development, medical education
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: For me it boils down to a gut feeling on interview day. I knew going in that the program had diverse clinical offerings, Georgetown faculty and resources, and is centrally located in a city that can fulfill my interests in global health and development. Once I met the staff and fellow residents, I knew this place was a great personal fit as well. All the residents seem to get along, all had interesting lives outside of work, and there is a real diversity in backgrounds and points of view. Most importantly, the faculty is engaged, supportive, and the residency takes care of its residents. It was a no brainer.
Hobbies: Cooking, exploring DC’s food scene, singing/music, traveling, movies, reading architecture & design magazines, naps in the park.

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Emily Riggs, MD

Hometown: I was born in Virginia but grew up overseas because my parents worked for USAID. My family moved back to Virginia when I was in high school and I have been in the area ever since.
College: University of Virginia
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Interests within Family Medicine: women’s health, international medicine, and health care policy.
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: I chose this residency program in particular because the faculty and residents were warm, enthusiastic, and active in my areas of interest.
Hobbies: In my free time I like to cook, read, and eat too much ice cream.

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Katherine Stolarz, DO

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
College: University of Southern California
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Bradenton
Interests within Family Medicine: Underserved Populations, International Medicine, Public Health, Osteopathic Medicine
Why I chose Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine: Incredible teaching faculty, Strong residents, Dedication to the underserved, Hands-on procedure training, Full-spectrum family medicine. This program truly prepares you to excel in any family medicine setting.
Hobbies: Photography, Hiking, Guitar

2014

Jennifer Ah-Kee, MD

 

Melissa Fagonde, MD

Joshua Fischer, MD, PhD

 

Koryn Johnston, DO

Sarah Murray, MD

 

Anne Savarese, MD

2013

Angele Arthur, MD

 

Aaron Gerstenmaier, MD

Brendan Levy, MD

 

Kamica Lewis, DO

Elizabeth Schepker, MD, Chief Resident

 

Stephen Sosnicki, MD, Chief Resident

Stephen Wreesman, MD

2012

Crystal Davis, MD

 

Bianca Gray, DO

Mikel Anne Hofmann, MD

 

Kumapley Lartevi, MD

Jessica Lowther, MD

 

Courtney McHale, MD

Marcy Oppenheimer, MD

2011

Patricia Enekwe, MD

 

Sarah Fellers, DO

Yalda Jabbarpour, MD

 

Aminah Jones, MD

Aye Otubu, MD

 

Asha Robinson-Parks, MD

Bien Lazatin, MD